Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, have returned to Windsor Castle.
Following a week spent at their Sandringham estate in Norfolk, BAZAAR.com can confirm that the queen and her husband are back at their Windsor Castle estate ahead of the United Kingdom's second government-ordered lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Windsor Castle is where the queen and Philip resided during the first few months of the pandemic, starting in March (due to the couple's ages, it's imperative that they remain isolated amid the peaks of the pandemic). They remained at Windsor until August, when they then headed to Balmoral Castle in Scotland for summer break before relocating to Sandringham, parting ways briefly, and then returning to Windsor Castle together.
The queen and her husband's reunion at Windsor also means that the two will be able to spend their upcoming anniversary together. November 20 marks the couple's 73rd wedding anniversary.
The queen has carried out the bulk of her duties remotely and at home during the global health crisis, including adapting to video calls for remote engagements and royal meetings. She did make three rare in-person appearances amid the pandemic, however: one for her granddaughter Princess Beatrice's wedding, another to honor Captain Sir Tom Moore with knighthood, and again alongside Prince William to visit the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory near Salisbury.
According to a palace source, there are no firm plans yet in place for how the queen and the rest of the royal family will choose to ring in the holidays this year.
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